Falls from elevations account for many workplace injuries each year. UK Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) has developed a Fall Protection Program to eliminate fall hazards from the workplace and protect workers who are required to perform work on elevated surfaces.
Workers who are required to perform work on elevated surfaces should be familiar with the University of Kentucky Fall Protection Program and work closely with their competent person to ensure work is done safely and meets all related standards and guidelines set forth by OSHA, ANSI and UK OHS.
The University of Kentucky Fall Protection Program outlines responsibilities for employees involved in elevated work; supervisors of employees involved in elevated work, elimination of fall hazards, and protection against fall hazards when they are present.
Work at heights greater than four feet, unprotected from a fall hazard, should be reviewed by the competent person and/or UK OHS to ensure proper protection.
To view your department's confined space program, visit UK Safety Sites.